Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Lock My Doors

Side note: Don't bring a sidewalk
to a gun fight. (Too soon?)
Yesterday, President Obama made some remarks about the world-famous Treyvon Martin versus George Zimmerman death match.

As part of those remarks, the President said, "There are very few African-American men who haven't had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars.  That happens to me—at least before I was a senator."

This comment is highly offensive to me.  Shouldn't the President of the United States of America be able to construct a sentence that maintains a consistent tense?  (See how that last sentence starts in the present tense and ends in the past tense?  I know where you can get an entire college essay marked down a full letter grade for that single error.)  A more correct statement would conclude with something like, "That happened to me before I was a senator."

And yes, Mr. President, if today I am out and about and I see you walking anywhere near my car, I WILL lock my doors.  You are a politician and therefore cannot be trusted.

I'm with you, kid.